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"We're All Kinda Fucked Up" - A Solo Exhibition by Marie-Claude Marquis

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Saturday, 11 January 2020 to Saturday, 1 February 2020
Saturday, 11 January 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Recess is thrilled to present our inaugural exhibition: We’re All Kinda Fucked Up, a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Marie-Claude Marquis. In addition to her trademark raunchy dinner plates, Marquis’ newest collection will feature framed embroideries, a Recess-exclusive coaster set, and a selection of creative home goods from the artist’s product line Merci Bonsoir.


Through clever (and often hilariously obscene) typographical interventions, MC Marquis gives new life to vintage found objects. With a keen eye for color, aesthetic, and contemporary femininity, she pokes fun at everything from technology and consumerism to religion and sexuality - while reminding viewers to consider the environmental impacts of artistic production and consumption. Considering her own “creative carbon footprint” as a found-object artist, Marquis hopes to inspire others to appreciate "the soul and the story” of old objects still rich with more stories to tell. 


Her quippy, irreverent one-liners serve as a criticism of tech-influenced narcissism and voyeurism. The title itself - We’re All Kinda Fucked Up - speaks to the egocentric fragility of human nature and the dishonesty inherent to our digital age. The modern human is a walking contradiction - curating our social media selves to project superficial truths, cherry-picking value systems to qualify every situation, reveling in normalcy while laying claim to a uniqueness completely our own. Our digital landscape has plagued society with a tunnel vision toward curated, superficial perfection. Marquis is here to strip the blinders off, to refocus our attention on candor, communication, and a communal self-awareness: “We have trouble understanding people who come from another sphere or place… So often, we don’t understand people who don’t understand us anyway. But what is important is that, in the end, we’re all kinda weird. No one is perfect, everyone has problems and a story. We all want to love, to be loved, and to have a goal.” 


Please join us for We’re All Kinda Fucked Up, opening January 11th with an evening reception from 6pm - 8pm. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view through February 1st, 2020. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email email us at info@everybodylovesrecess.com.




We’re All Kinda Fucked Up -  a solo exhibition by Marie-Claude Marquis




816 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94109



Opening night reception: Saturday, January 11th, 6pm - 8pm

On view: Saturday, January 11th through Saturday, February 1st, 2020



Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/470404520253935/

Recess: www.everybodylovesrecess.com

Marie-Claude Marquis: https://www.marieclaudemarquis.com/

Merci Bonsoir: https://www.mercibonsoir.fun/

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Marie-Claude Marquis is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montréal, Canada. Touching both graphic design and visual arts, she is inspired by souvenirs, nostalgia, pop culture, Québec identity, and her own emotions which she expresses with a feminine touch and a colorful sensitivity. In her gallery work, Marie-Claude has mastered the art of re-appropriation in giving found objects new meaning. That way she can give these objects a second life, prolong their existence and reduce her own environmental impact. Mainly by typographical interventions, she always finds a way to give new meanings to these antiques. The result of her work is often humorous, sometimes irreverent, but always keeps a big focus on aesthetics. At the entrepreneurial level, Marie-Claude is the creator of MERCI BONSOIR, a line of products which she conceptualizes, illustrates, and designs. Creating mostly stationery, accessories, games, and household items, her line is sold in more than 35 Canadian boutiques and in her own online store.

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Recess San Francisco is a new contemporary art gallery and boutique from the team that brought you Spoke Art and Hashimoto Contemporary. Started in January 2020, Recess aims to showcase emerging artists through a program of monthly exhibitions and limited edition, artist-designed goods. We strive to provide a fun, vibrant space for artists to experiment and grow while offering unique, affordable art goods for every type of creative collector. Let’s take a break and enjoy art together - after all, everybody loves Recess!

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816 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

Other shows from Recess

"Catchall" - A Solo Exhibition by Casey Weldon
02/08/2020 to 02/29/2020
"We're All Kinda Fucked Up" - A Solo Exhibition by Marie-Claude Marquis
01/11/2020 to 02/01/2020


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